What Can Acupuncture Treat?

refined-massage-therapy-acupuncture-2 The list of diseases and conditions for which acupuncture would be an appropriate treatment is extensive. Acupuncture is a complete medical system in itself, and is also an excellent compliment to almost any other treatment, including western pharmaceuticals and surgery, herbal therapies, massage and chiropractic care.

Acupuncture is not a cure all, nor is it an aggressive intervention. It cannot, by itself, cure cancer. Furthermore, it does not cure autoimmune diseases such as diabetes, Addison’s disease or lupus.

refined-massage-therapy-acupuncture-10Acupuncture is, on the other hand, an extremely effective, drug-free, non-surgical treatment to ease the serious side effects of cancer treatments and hormone replacement therapies. It is also a great treatment to relieve pain and helps speed up healing after an injury or surgery.

The World Health Organization and the National Institute of Health endorse Acupuncture as being an effective mode of treatment for treating numerous conditions, such as the ones listed below:


i.e. Stress, Grief, Anger, Anxiety, Depression, Insomnia

Musculoskeletal and Neurologic

i.e. Headaches, Migraines, Facial Paralysis, Neck, Shoulders, Lower Back Stiffness and Pain, Sciatica, Knee Pain, Ankle Pain, Sport Injuries, Muscle Pain, Arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Inflammation, Frozen shoulder, Tennis Elbow, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Tendonitis, Sprains, Trigeminal Neuralgia


i.e. Allergies, Dizziness, Low Energy, Chronic Fatigue, Cold Limbs, Asthma, Indigestion, Constipation, Diarrhea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomachache


i.e. Acne, Shingles


i.e. Hay Fever, Sinusitis, Ringing in the Ears, Sore Throat


i.e. Common Colds and Flus, Bronchitis


i.e. PMS, Irregular Menstrual Cycle, Menstrual Cramps, Menopausal Symptoms, Hot Flashes, Low Sex Drive, Impotence, Infertility and Sexual Dysfunction


i.e. Anti-Aging, Weight Control, Smoking Cessation, Addiction to Drugs or Alcohol

**Please note that this is not an extensive list of the conditions treatable by acupuncture.  For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

**You do not have to be ill or in pain to receive acupuncture treatments.  At all times, acupuncture is great for balancing the body’s systems, reducing stress, promoting general resiliency and boosting the immune system.  Be proactive with your health and receive regular acupuncture treatments!

For more information regarding acupuncture services offered at Refined Massage Therapy, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone at (780) 459-1178 or via e-mail at info@refinedmassagetherapy.com.